New Altoona board must become unified
As a result of the most recent election, three candidates who were seeking re-election will be leaving the Altoona Area School Board, and two new members will be added.
Over the past few years, the elephant in the board room has been the new building project.
Discussions of such resulted in a greatly divided board and tension between the board and administrators.
Unquestionably, at this point, the building project must be completed, and the new board must work effectively and efficiently to ensure the project is finished in a timely manner.
However, the new AASB must unite together and place partisanship aside for the sake of our students, quality education, and in the name of fiscal responsibility.
Without unity, our schools will suffer further, and state receivership will be unavoidable.
(Devin Spradling ran for the Altoona Area School Board but was defeated in the May primary.)